Samsung DeX introduces multi-screen support for VMware and Windows

With the presentation of the new Galaxy S22 and the renewed range of Tab S8 tablets, Samsung took the opportunity to also update various software features of its devices, including those related to Samsung DeX, the suite that allows smartphones and tablets in the home South Korea to offer a working environment very close to what traditionally can be enjoyed on a desktop platform.

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The novelty concerns a collaboration involving Samsung and the VMware Horizon application, which allows access to virtual desktop systems based on Windows, thus offering the possibility of using the Microsoft operating system even on the move.

The collaboration just announced concerns the expansion of VMware Horizon’s functionality, which now allows the use of multi-screen – up to 1 additional – when it is started within the DeX environment. This means that Horizon users will be able to reproduce a Windows-based work environment on two screens, using the main one of the device and an external one connected through the Type-C port of the smartphone or tablet.

We point out that this possibility is only available within DeX, as the application takes advantage of the Dual Mode API of the Samsung suite. In addition to this, Horizon also allows complete control of the Windows system via mouse and keyboard (both wired and Bluetooth), also in this case thanks to the use of other DeX APIs.


As for compatibility, it’s unclear whether it’s extended to all DeX-compatible Samsung devices or just the new Galaxy S22 and Galaxy Tab S8. The most recent terminals are the only ones to be explicitly mentioned, but the press release published by Samsung also mentions another top of the Galaxy range, so it is possible that the same function is also accessible by the now-former top of the range, such as the Galaxy S21 series smartphones. , eg.

In any case, it is clear that this is a novelty more aimed at the tablet segment since the large display allows you to better enjoy the Windows interface, especially when it is displayed on the gargantuan screen of the new Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra.

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